Summit Healthcare Emergency Department
Summit Healthcare provides a physician-staffed Emergency department 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
If you have a medical emergency or are in labor, you have the right to receive within the capabilities of this hospital’s staff and facilities: an appropriate medical screening examination and necessary stabilizing treatment (including treatment for an unborn child) and, if necessary, and appropriate transfer to another facility even if you cannot pay or do not have medical insurance or you are not entitled to medicare or medicaid. This hospital does participate in the medicaid program.
Summit Healthcare is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your medical information and is required by lay to do so. The notice of privacy practices describes how we may use your medical information within the hospital and how we may disclose it to others outside the hospital and how we may disclose it to others outside the hospital. The notice also also describes the rights you have concerning your own medical information. Summit Healthcare is required by law to give you a copy of its notice of privacy practices.
If you did not receive a copy of this notice ask your nurse or other healthcare provider for one. If you have questions about how the hospital may use or disclose your medical information contact the facility corporate compliance officer and/or the privacy officer(s) at 928-537-6556
What is our Emergency Department?
Summit Healthcare was the first hospital in Arizona to become a Level IV Trauma Center designated from the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System. Level IV trauma center provides the important first steps in the care of a trauma patient: initial evaluation, stabilization, diagnostic capabilities and when appropriate, transfer a patient to a higher level of care.
Summit Healthcare is also the first Arizona facility outside a major metropolitan area to receive the Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certification, according to the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). For more information, please visit our news section.
The Emergency Room staff strives to keep your wait to see a physician as short as possible and to keep you informed about your status. The Emergency Room, however, does not operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. The most seriously sick and injured are cared for first, and sometimes you may not see these patients arrive as they may come to the hospital via ambulance.
When you arrive, be prepared to tell medical personnel about your medical history, including current medications, past surgeries or medical problems and allergies.
Our Emergency Room:
- Treats patients of all ages
- Offers all private patient rooms
- Provides bedside registration, shortening the time you wait to see a physician
- Has physicians from a variety of medical specialties available to assist with your care if needed
- Has access to state-of-the-art imaging technology, a heart Catheterization Lab and operating rooms